Paperboy Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Vince Vawter
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Chapters 1-4

• Chapter 1 introduces the narrator and protagonist, an 11-year-old boy with a profound stutter.

• It is important to note that the narrator’s name is not revealed until the end of the book, but he is referred to by his nickname, Little Man.

• The story takes place in 1959, in Memphis, Tennessee, where Little Man lives with his parents and his best friend Mam (Miss Nellie Avent), a maid who works for his family.

• Little Man’s other best friend is a boy named Rat; Rat’s real name is Art but, Little Man has trouble pronouncing those sounds and Rat doesn’t mind the change.

• Because Rat is spending July on his grandparents’ farm, Little Man has agreed to take over Rat’s paper route for the month; Little Man is nervous about having to collect the paper money on Fridays because he will have to speak...

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